• Farming along desire lines: Collective action and food systems adaptation to climate change.

      Thornton, Thomas F.; Soubry, B.; Sherren, K. (British Ecological Society, 2020-03-03)
      1. We examine collective action in the food system of the Canadian Maritimes to determine its effect on the resilience and adaptive capacity of food producers, distributors, retailers and governance institutions. 2. Our data suggest that beyond their immediate benefits for their participants, expressions of collective action generate higher-level impacts which often translate into drivers of adaptive capacity. 3. Drawing on a metaphor from urban design, we suggest that collective action should be considered a desire line for food systems adaptation: rather than building adaptation strategies based on top-down design, collective action emerges from farmers’ needs and capacities to build financial resilience, enhance human and social capital and strengthen institutional agency within the system.
    • FASD

      Sampley, Tina (University of Alaska Southeast, 2017)
      Regardless of our current knowledge base on the consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, the mistake continues to be made with the result being children born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. As these children move through their public education, it is often the case that their challenges are not met and they do not receive adequate help to overcome their difficulties with academics and social skills. When these students begin to transition into their adult lives, secondary conditions often arise from our failure as a support network to intervene on their behalf earlier on. This meta-synthesis of the literature on individuals with FASD investigates the current realities of the difficulties surrounding prenatal alcohol consumption as it relates to children, their families and communities.
    • Federal Influences and Intergovernmental Relations: Constraints, Conflicts, and Benefits

      Thomas, Clive S.; Boyer, Michael L. (University of Alaska Press, 2016)
    • Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

      Lende, Heather (University of Alaska Southeast, 2020-09-30)
      As the obituary writer in a spectacularly beautiful but often dangerous spit of land in Alaska, Heather Lende knows something about last words and lives well lived. Now she is distilled what she is learned about how to live a more exhilarating and meaningful life into three words: find the good. It is that simple--and that hard.
    • Fisheries Science Facility Master Plan

      Kramer, Chin & Mayo (Kramer, Chin & Mayo, 1976-02)
      This report presents a Master Plan of the new Fisheries Science Facility, a building (or complex of buildings) which is proposed for construction at the Auke Lake campus, University of Alaska, Juneau. The plan was developed by Kramer, Chin & Mayo, Inc. as consultants to the University. Outlined are the proposed educational curriculum and projected student load for a new Division of Fisheries at the University. Based upon this program of instruction and projected number of students, the building was properly sized and space relationships were developed. Five sites for the new facility were examined and a recommended site was selected and analyzed in further detail. Schematic layouts of the site show proposed locations for buildings, driveways, parking and other service facilities. A preliminary engineering study conducted to find ways to meet the freshwater, seawater and drainage needs is described. A proposed construction schedule is outlined and the architectural character of the buildings is described. In the Plan, as presented, it is proposed that a $6.6 million structure be built which will enclose 28,000 gross square feet and require about a 3.5-acre site. Phase I costs are estimated to be $1.8 million and is scheduled for occupancy in 1977. The overall conclusion of the report is that the proposed facility has the potential, primarily because of its location, to become an educational and research complex which will be internationally recognized as unique in the field of fisheries.
    • Formation, flow and break-up of ephemeral ice mélange at LeConte Glacier and Bay, Alaska.

      Amundson, Jason M.; Kienholz, Christian; Hager, Alexander O.; Jackson, Rebecca H.; Motyka, Roman J.; Nash, Jonathan D.; Sutherland, David A. (Cambridge University Press, 2020-05-14)
      Ice mélange has been postulated to impact glacier and fjord dynamics through a variety of mechanical and thermodynamic couplings. However, observations of these interactions are very limited. Here, we report on glaciological and oceanographic data that were collected from 2016 to 2017 at LeConte Glacier and Bay, Alaska, and serendipitously captured the formation, flow and break-up of ephemeral ice mélange. Sea ice formed overnight in mid-February. Over the subsequent week, the sea ice and icebergs were compacted by the advancing glacier terminus, after which the ice mélange flowed quasi-statically. The presence of ice mélange coincided with the lowest glacier velocities and frontal ablation rates in our record. In early April, increasing glacier runoff and the formation of a sub-ice-mélange plume began to melt and pull apart the ice mélange. The plume, outgoing tides and large calving events contributed to its break-up, which took place over a week and occurred in pulses. Unlike observations from elsewhere, the loss of ice mélange integrity did not coincide with the onset of seasonal glacier retreat. Our observations provide a challenge to ice mélange models aimed at quantifying the mechanical and thermodynamic couplings between ice mélange, glaciers and fjords.
    • A foundation of ecology rediscovered: 100 years of succession on the William S. Cooper plots in Glacier Bay, Alaska

      Buma, Brian; Bisbing, Sarah; Krapek, John; Wright, Glenn (Ecological Society of America, 2017-03-24)
      Understanding plant community succession is one of the original pursuits of ecology, forming some of the earliest theoretical frameworks in the field. Much of this was built on the long-term research of William S. Cooper, who established a permanent plot network in Glacier Bay, Alaska, in 1916. This study now represents the longest-running primary succession plot network in the world. Permanent plots are useful for their ability to follow mechanistic change through time without assumptions inherent in space-for-time (chronosequence) designs. After 100-yr, these plots show surprising variety in species composition, soil characteristics (carbon, nitrogen, depth), and percent cover, attributable to variation in initial vegetation establishment first noted by Cooper in the 1916–1923 time period, partially driven by dispersal limitations. There has been almost a complete community composition replacement over the century and general species richness increase, but the effective number of species has declined significantly due to dominance of Salix species which established 100-yr prior (the only remaining species from the original cohort). Where Salix dominates, there is no establishment of “later” successional species like Picea. Plots nearer the entrance to Glacier Bay, and thus closer to potential seed sources after the most recent glaciation, have had consistently higher species richness for 100 yr. Age of plots is the best predictor of soil N content and C:N ratio, though plots still dominated by Salix had lower overall N; soil accumulation was more associated with dominant species. This highlights the importance of contingency and dispersal in community development. The 100-yr record of these plots, including species composition, spatial relationships, cover, and observed interactions between species provides a powerful view of long-term primary succession.
    • From the Provost 2018-04-23

      Carey, Karen (University of Alaska, Southeast, 2018-04-23)
    • From the Provost 2014-05-02

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-05-02)
    • From the Provost 2014-05-30

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-05-30)
    • From the Provost 2014-07-18

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-07-18)
    • From the Provost 2014-08-11

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-08-11)
    • From the Provost 2014-08-25

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-08-25)
    • From the Provost 2014-09-15

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-09-15)
    • From the Provost 2014-10-17

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-10-17)
    • From the Provost 2014-11-12

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2014-11-12)
    • From the Provost 2015-01-05

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2015-01-05)
    • From the Provost 2015-01-30

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2015-01-30)
    • From the Provost 2015-04-06

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2015-04-06)
    • From the Provost 2015-05-01

      Caulfield, Richard (University of Alaska Southeast, 2015-05-01)